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Exploring Mount Auburn (Cemetery) Cultural Landscape for Spring Bloom!
Now would be a good time to visit Mount Auburn Cemetery since everything will be in full spring bloom!....Please Note: Mount Auburn is a New England’s "Garden Cemetery" and it is on the list as one of the country’s if not the World’s Best Garden Cemetery. Mount Auburn Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark and is one of the country's most significant cultural landscapes. Founded in 1831, it was the first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in USA. Today its beauty, historical associations and horticultural collections are internationally renowned. Its impressive collection of over 5,000 trees, thousands of shrubs and herbaceous plants weave through 175 acres of hills, dells, ponds, woodlands and clearings. Landscape reflects different styles ranging from Victorian-era plantings to contemporary gardens, from natural woodlands to formal ornamental gardens, and from sweeping vistas through majestic trees to small enclosed spaces. A variety of maps +materials about the Cemetery are available at the Entrance Gate and in the Cemetery office. Wonderful view of Boston and Cambridge from Washington Tower in Mt. Auburn Cemetery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/point08/sets/72157600645503795/ Special notes: Visitors are allowed to drive in the Cemetery and may park on any roads without a green line. Bicycles and motorcycles are not permitted, but may be parked at the Entrance Gate area. Etiquette: Mount Auburn is still an active burial place. It is a sacred site, and visitors are expected to behave appropriately. Pets are NOT permitted. Recreational activities such as picnicking, jogging, and rollerblading are not permitted. Gravestones are fragile. Please do not touch them. Gravestone rubbing is prohibited. Photographing funerals is prohibited. Meet Biagio 300 feet past main gate and to the right of Visitor Center (big reddish brown building)., Don't forget to buy $1 Map out front! Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Auburn_Cemetery Directions: http://www.mountauburn.org/visit_participate/directions.cfm Oh and yes this is T Accessible (MBTA or Public Transportation as you may call it) At Harvard Square Station (Red Line), take either the Watertown Square or Waverley Square trolley (#71 or #73). Get off on Mount Auburn Street at Aberdeen Avenue. Cross Mount Auburn Street to the Entrance Gate. (Check schedules on the MBTA website.)

Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mt Auburn St · Cambridge, MA

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